7.6/10
5,883
59 user 37 critic

Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

Kirikou et la sorcière (original title)
In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kirikou's Grandfather says that the story of Kirikou and The Witch was too short, so he proceeds to explain more about Kirikou's accomplishments. We find out how little boy became a ... See full summary »

Directors: Bénédicte Galup, Michel Ocelot
Stars: Pierre-Ndoffé Sarr, Awa Sene Sarr, Robert Liensol
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Six old-style funny silhouetted fairy tales for not so-old-style people.

Director: Michel Ocelot
Stars: Arlette Mirapeu, Philippe Cheytion, Yves Barsacq
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur, a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Ocelot
Stars: Cyril Mourali, Karim M'Riba, Hiam Abbass
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

Director: Paul Grimault
Stars: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières
Dragons et princesses (2010–2011)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A set of original and folk stories in Michel Ocelot's on-off lifetime work of silhouette animation fairy tales take their inspiration from, among others, Caribbean, Meso-American, Russian and Tibetan culture.

Stars: Julien Béramis, Marine Griset, Yves Barsacq
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A dying seagull entrusts her egg to a cat named Zorba, who promises three things: he won't eat the egg, he'll care for the egg, and he'll teach the baby seagull to fly.

Director: Enzo D'Alò
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Antonio Albanese, Luis Sepúlveda
Zarafa (2012)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The plot of the film has a grandfather telling his grand kids the story of Maki, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), cross the desert, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Stars: Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, François-Xavier Demaison
Momo (2001)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A little girl Momo tries to save the world from the Gray Men intent on stealing people's time.

Director: Enzo D'Alò
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Peter Dollinger, Victoria Frenz
Animation | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
Stars: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone
Animation | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Natanaël, seven, still doesn't know how to read. His eccentric old aunt bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to the young boy. Nat discovers that the books serve as a ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Monfery
Stars: Paul Bandey, Pascal Berger, Lorànt Deutsch
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Stars: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doudou Gueye Thiaw ...
Kirikou enfant (voice)
Maimouna N'Diaye ...
La Mère (voice)
Awa Sene Sarr ...
Karaba (voice) (as Awa Sène Sarr)
Robert Liensol ...
Le Sage dans la montagne (voice) (as Robert Lionsol)
...
Kirikou jeune homme (voice) (as William Nadylam-Yotnda)
Sebastien Hebrant ...
Kirikou jeune homme (voice) (as Sébastien Hébrant)
Thilombo Lubambu ...
L'Oncle (voice) (as Tshilombo Lubambu)
Marie Augustine Diatta ...
La Femme forte (voice)
Moustapha Diop ...
Fétiche sur le toît (voice) (as Mouhamadou Moustapha Diop)
Isseu Niang ...
La Femme maigre (voice)
Selly Raby Kane ...
La Grande Fille (voice)
Erick Patrick Correa ...
Le Grand Garçon (voice)
Adjoua Barry ...
La Fille moyenne (voice)
Charles Edouard Gomis Correa ...
Le Garçon moyen (voice)
Marie-Louise Shedeye Diiddi ...
La Petite Fille (voice)
Edit

Storyline

In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he's not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Can Kirikou save his village from a terrible curse? See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kirikou and the Sorceress  »

Box Office

Budget:

€3,800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Trademark: [Michel Ocelot] [silhouettes] In one scene Kirikou's mother is seen as a solid black silhouette backlit by fire; later in the film, Kirikou himself, for the entirety of the underground tunnel scenes, is rendered as a black silhouette with only the whites of his eyes and teeth showing. See more »

Quotes

Kirikou: [they, along with the rest of the village, are watching a woman's house burning to the ground] Why don't we help?
The Mother: The Sorceress took away our well, Kirikou, and the water hole is too far.
[the burning house collapses]
See more »

Connections

Followed by Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Kirikou
Written by Youssou N'Dour
Performed by Boubacar Mendy (as Bouba Mendy)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a wonderful family movie
2 January 2003 | by (Detroit, Michigan USA) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful movie that should be watched by adults AND children together. The story is perfect metaphor (in the tradition of many fairy tales) for the situation of many African nations and yet is enjoyable as a story in and of itself. The "parental alert" is absurd, though. I would hate for parents to prevent their children from viewing this movie because many of the characters appear partially or wholly nude, as people are traditionally "dressed" in warm/hot regions of the world.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wonderful Film! valoriez
I know I'm overthinking this but bgrasmeder
erte SandsofSamarkand
Recs: Are there any other films like this? calikeva
Discuss Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?